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September 22, 2014, 11:21 pm
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Area Congressman Vote To Reopen Federal Government, Avert Default


Local Republican congressmen Rodney Davis and Aaron Schock both voted in favor of the deal that will fully reopen the federal government and avert a crisis over the debt ceiling… at least temporarily.

 

Davis issued a statement saying Congress finally did what it was supposed to do… govern.

 

He also noted that the deal creates a framework for a real budget process that he hopes will lead to substantive talks on reducing spending and debt.

 

They were among 87 House Republicans who supported the deal, while 144 voted against it.

 

All Democrats in the House voted in favor of the deal… which should put all local federal employees back to work and allow the Lincoln Home to reopen later today.

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